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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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C h ild M a in ten a n ce The N orthern T erritory Legal Aid Com m ission, w ith fund ing from th e C om m onw ealth , provides legal ass is tan ce to people seek ing child m ain ten an ce . The C om m ission provides in itia l advice an d legal rep re sen ta tio n for child m ain tenance applications. M ost of the c lien ts a ss is te d are w om en, p a rticu la rly sole p a re n t pensioners, referred to th e C om m ission by the D epartm en t of Social Security . The C om m ission o p era tes a 008 telephone n u m b er for child su p p o rt a ss is ta n ce for people in rem ote a reas . D a rw in C o m m u n ity L eg a l S erv ice The D arw in C om m unity Legal Service is a n in d ep en d en t o rgan isa tion . It gives free legal advice ab o u t a range of m a tte rs includ ing fam ily law an d child su p p o rt, dom estic violence, social secu rity an d d iscrim ination . The Service also h a s a W elfare Rights Advocate w ho can help w ith ap p ea ls a g a in st D epartm en t of Social Security decisions before bodies su c h a s the Social Security A ppeals T ribunal.